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Does yogurt help prevent vaginal yeast infections?

Does yogurt help prevent vaginal yeast infections?

Apparently not: Studies that have been done do not show a significant difference in number of yeast infections in women who eat yogurt versus those who don't. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are some ways to prevent recurring vaginal yeast infections for someone who gets them quite easily (besides probiotic)?

What are some ways to prevent recurring vaginal yeast infections for someone who gets them quite easily (besides probiotic)?

Treat intestines!: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics & hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics & antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html & http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more

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What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Several: Antibiotic use most common, sometimes illness, more likely in summer/ hot weather. Illness can as well. Injury, some chemicals (ie spermacides in some), diabetes, non breathing clothing can all contribute. ...Read more

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Do fibre bran kellogs/cereals cause vaginal yeast infections?

I am aware of no: Connection between this cereal and yeast. However, sugar feeds yeast. So if you eat a lot of high sugar foods that could impact yeast growth. ...Read more

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Can having frequent vaginal yeast infections mean you have hiv?

Can having frequent vaginal yeast infections mean you have hiv?

HIV: Possibly, but this would also mean that you were either having symptomatic acute HIV syndrome or that you got HIV infection years ago and are now showing immune deficiency. If you think you have been exposed to HIV the best thing to do is to go and get tested. ...Read more

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Are probiotics good to help keep away vaginal yeast infections?

Are probiotics good to help keep away vaginal yeast infections?

It is possible: Risks have been identified and include mild gas and bloating, possible bacterial infection and possible overstimulation of the immune system in families with infants, the cost and taste may be prohibitive as well more serious concerns are potential changes in growth parameters of infants with large amounts of probiotic supplementation, unhealthy changes in metabolism. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

Intestinal yeast: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics ; hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics ; antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html ; http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more

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Can empirically treating vaginal yeast infections create resistances to antifungals?

Resistance: That potential is always present. What is more disturbing, however, is that you may be using antifungal medication against conditions not really due to yeast infection. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more